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Is My Pulse Rate Something I Should Be Worrying About
I've noticed that my pulse rate has become very slow recently - 50-60 bpm, is this something to be concerned about?
Depends: Normal depends on age and activity. At rest, 50-100. With peak exertion, the normal peak heart rate will be in the vicinity of (220 - age in years). Example: if you're 41, your normal peak hr would be around 179. This is just a rule of thumb. Many people can exceed this with strenuous exertion. ...Read more
Pulse rate: First of all its really a good idea to have a pulse... :) We generally consider 60-80 beats a minute at rest to be pretty good tho' plus or minus 10 on either end for a range of 50-90 is quite reasonable. ...Read more
Exercise & time: Assuming you're healthy, baseline resting heart rate tends to decrease w/time as you become more & more aerobically conditioned. However, anemia & hyperthyroidism can also lead to a longterm fast heart rate. Some illicit drugs might do this too. Bottom line: go see your doc. ...Read more
It depends: This could be a "normal" rhythm just going slow - sinus bradycardia. This may be due to medications, thyroid issues, high exercise conditioning, or from a "sick" sinus node. The pulse may also be slow if there is slow or absent communication from the atria - partial or complete heart block. This could be potentially quite dangerous. An ekg should be able to tell for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise...: Aerobic exercise, the kind where you get short of breath and sweaty for 45 minutes to an hour at a time will improve your cardiovascular conditioning and lower your heart rate. Try to do this every other day, and avoid the "simple" carbohydrates, stick to more complex carbs. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Pulse and BP are somewhat independent. Many things that raise your pulse also raise bp, but that is not always true and the opposite is also true. For example very low BP due to shock is accompanied by very high pulse rate and very high pulse rate is often associated with lack of forward flow and very low bp. ...Read more
Normal 60-100: Nl hr is 60-100. This is at rest. A variety of factors can impact on that in individual patients. A well-tuned athletic heart might have resting rates that ate lower, and rate-slowing meds might expectedly slow a heart rate. Physiologic factors like thyroid status can either slow (hypothyroid) or speed hr (hyperthyroid). Anemia, dehydration, physiologic or emotional stress can also raise hr. ...Read more
BPM 60-100 (Resting): Generally, for a healthy adults, a resting pulse rate should be between 60 and 100 beats per minute. However, there are always exceptions. Depending on various factors such as your overall health, medications and if you have just completed an actor size routine, then your pulse rate will very from the standard 60 to 100 beats per minutes (bpm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The heart is dependent on activity level and physical fitness. The normal range is between 60 - 100. That being said, very physically such a marathon runner, the rate can be as low as 40. Some medications such as beta blockers, can lower the heart rate as well. If you have symptoms of fatigue and dizziness along with a low heart rate, further evaluation may be needed. ...Read more
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